36 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

36 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 15 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Inari
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
6
Pello
— 1 night
7
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

15
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen (in Jarvenpaa) and Söderskärin majakka (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker.

La Rochelle, France to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from La Rochelle to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from La Rochelle in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, Pyhan Laurin kirkko, Söderskärin majakka
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor, Vaski Adventure Island, Suomen Huvilupa Oy
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

Find out how to plan Inari trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Inari is little chillier than Turku - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Giewont Husky Adventures, Jemes Sport
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi travel route planner.

Getting from Levi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Pello

Pello
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial and then hit the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pello day trip site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Pello takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi route builder app.

You can drive from Pello to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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